The district closely monitors the weather forecast for snow and extremely cold temperatures throughout the winter months. The website most used for for weather information is www.weather.gov
. When the decision to close school is made, the information will first appear on the superintendent's Twitter feed. You can follow her at @SuperBeeBBH
. In addition, parents will receive a phone call and the information will be posted on our website and all major local news stations. Whenever possible, the decision to close school will be made the previous evening. However, closing may be announced as late as 6 a.m. depending on a variety of factors.
In addition, district officials closely monitor road conditions and the ability of buses to run on time.
School will likely be in session if the temperatures remain in the lightest blue color on the chart and the buses are running on time. However, it is not uncommon for school to be closed when the wind chill is -15°F or colder for a sustained period of time. Those decisions are made in the best interest of our students with safety as our number one priority.
Parents know their children best. If parents are concerned for their children’s safety getting to and from school or activities, the schools respect their right to keep them home.
When Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools are closed for weather, all evening activities in the elementary and middle school buildings are canceled. High school activities may take place depending on the weather throughout the day. In addition, Preschool and BeeKeepers are canceled and transportation to CVCC is not provided on “snow days.” Community groups scheduled to use school facilities on “snow days” (e.g., youth athletic leagues, Scouts, etc.) will have their events canceled.
Please know that while Ms. Magyar appreciates good-natured tweets from students begging for a day off, they play absolutely no factor in the decision making process. Also, Twitter posts from local weathermen making predictions about the chances of having a snow day are made to increase their social media traffic and have no credibility.